• Dianne McKinnon

In the still of non-conceptual equipoise, we find the stainless, pristine state ...

In the great flurry of thoughts and concepts, we are plunged into the ocean of Samsara. In the still of non-conceptual equipoise, we find the stainless, pristine state, like the sky. ~The Buddha~

མདོ་ལས། །རྣམ་རྟོག་མ་རིག་ཆེན་པོ་སྟེ། །འཁོར་བའི་རྒྱ་མཚོར་ལྟུང་བྱེད་ཡིན། །མི་རྟོག་ཏིང་འཛིན་ལ་གནས་ན། །མཁའ་བཞིན་དྲི་མ་མེད་པར་འགྱུར།

A quote from last week's teachings. Last week as we finished out chapter 8 in The Way of the Bodhisattva, Geshe Jinpa Sonam cited this quote from the sutras as he explained that developing a practice of shamata meditation will bring about a stable mind that is unmoving, focused, and alert. In order to obtain the wisdom that is gained through the perception the true nature of reality– emptiness, we must first develop the ability for the mind to abide with stability. Then, we can take an object of focus to a very deep level due to our powers of concentration.

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